Delta Apparel, Inc., the parent of M.J. Soffe, appointed Dr. G. Jay Gogue and Sam P. Cortez to its board of directors on Nov. 11, 2010.
Dr. G. Jay Gogue is President of Auburn University, a position he has held since 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he served as President of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the University of Houston System. Prior to serving at the University of Houston, he was President of New Mexico State University from 2000 to 2003 and Provost of Utah State University from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Gogue began his career in higher education administration in 1986 as Associate Director of the Office of University Research at Clemson University, where he also served as Vice President for research and Vice President/Vice Provost for agriculture and natural resources. Additionally, he has served on many boards of not-for-profit organizations.
Sam P. Cortez has been the principal of KCL Development LLC, a provider of corporate finance and advisory services, since 2003. Prior to 2003, he was employed in the investment banking industry. Mr. Cortez's experience includes mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, financing transactions and spin-offs. Mr. Cortez serves as a director of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and as chairperson of its Management Review and Compensation Committee and on its Audit Committee. He was formerly a director of World Waste Technologies, Inc., a development stage technology company, from 2005 to 2009. In addition, he has served on boards and committees of private and not-for-profit organizations.
Robert W. Humphreys, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Jay and Sam to our Board of Directors. Jay brings tremendous leadership, having served in a number of top positions with several of the nation's leading colleges and universities. Similarly, Sam possesses a wealth of financial experience that will be invaluable as we look to grow and expand our businesses. We look forward to benefitting from their insight and direction.”